In television it's called a "loop," the replaying of the same scene over and over and over again.
The latest and most assuredly not the final terrorist attack in
"Why was he free to kill ... jihadist was known to MI5 admit police," asked a headline in the Daily Mail.
Hello? Is anyone home? Why did government and law enforcement authorities not see this coming? If they walk like terrorists, talk like terrorists and behave like terrorists, THEY ARE TERRORISTS. Why must we always be reactive instead of proactive? Has political correctness become a suicide pact?
One of the killers was identified as 27-year-old
Butt might as well have had an alarm bell around his neck and a red light flashing over his head.
Following the 2013 knife attack and murder of British soldier
In what must be considered the most ludicrous statement (so far) to come from authorities,
Butt was reported to the anti-terror hotline by people who knew him and who feared he was being radicalized by watching extremist
Given all of these signs, the obvious question is what would have made him a priority? What more could he and his fellow murderers have done to warrant a police response?
There are other questions. Why are those who preach hate allowed to continue? Why have these hate preachers not been arrested and those who are not British citizens deported? Why have their mosques, often the center of radical teaching, not been closed? Why doesn't the British government shut its borders, or at least engage in
It's long past time to stop worrying about the "rights" of people who intend to kill and maim us "infidels" and start protecting the rights of people who do not wish to be killed and maimed. Loosening gun laws to allow law-abiding British citizens to carry weapons for self-protection and for all police to carry guns for the protection of others would be a good start.
Let's hope not.
Cal Thomas, America's most-syndicated columnist, is the author of 10 books.